The Duke

The Duke


Organizer: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Name: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Phone: 017687 72195




St. Johns Street
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5AG

Price Notes


The Alhambra Cinema is located in St Johns Street just up from the Market Square.


A warm hearted, feel-good film, with Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent giving great performances as husband and wife in this true story. In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, and how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

95 mins | Rated 12A (infrequent strong language, moderate sex, discrimination) | Biography

Directed by Roger Michell | Starring Matthew Goode, Anna Maxwell Martin, Fionn Whitehead, Craig Conway, Aimée Kelly, Jack Bandeira, Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
24/06/2022 24/06/2022 5pm